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if west virginia was in a position to perhaps win , wirin either way, a david versus g go lieith -- goliath type feel. >> jim: no question. >> clark: and butler has been working towards this opportunity for a long time. >> jim: good feed, smith goes inside to ebanks. >> clark: one of the few times we have seen that tonight, jim, and usually west virginia will get a couple of baskets a half on that type of cut but duke has done a really good job of pressuring the ball and being in good position as a team to take away some of the curls and back cuts. >> jim: the first points of the second half for ebanks. scheyer. gets past the defenders. >> clark: everything that we talk about at the top of the telecast that west virginia needed to do, defend the 3-point shot, rebound the basketball, contain dribble penetration. [whistle] >> clark: it has not happened. >> jim: another call against thomas. how about the big three? talking about singler, smith, scheyer. for the duke blue devils. >> clark: they have all been stellar and nolan smith has done it with the penetration and 3-point shot ma
too high for rescue workers to go into the west virginia mine in search of four missing coal workers. while a community waits, the drilling continues. >> we have one drill currently in operation, that is drilled down about 560 feet. right next to that, we have another drill hole -- >> the drilling, an effort to clear dangerous gases from inside this west virginia mine, so rescue workers can enter. four miners are missing since monday's deadly explosion. >> rescue teams are prepared. they are charged un, ready to go, and they will go in a moment's notice. >> those teens will face adverse conditions inside, dangers like dust and debris. >> when an explosion occurs, it has the ability to lift that material up and move it to an area and cause a lot of destruction. >> days after the blast, the questions linger. like how the mine was allowed to operate with multiple serious citations. >> there really isn't a mechanism to shut down a problem such as this. >> one mine worker says despite the risks of the job and tragedies like monday's explosion, the industry is a crucial part of this
sexual abuse allegations quiet. lesli. >> all right lindsey, thank you for that. virginia governor, bob mcdon got a threatening letter. governors at offices across the country are on alert. at least 30 governors received the threat. they were sent by a group called guardians of the free republics. the fbi and virginia state police are investigating. >>> apparently, there is a family connection between the suspects in the mass shootings on south capital street. 9news now has learned the 14- year-old suspected of driving the get away van is the younger brother of suspect, orlando carter. he is now in protective custody. but questions remain about why orlando carter wasn't in custody before the shooting. dc police say they tried to get an arrest warrant back in march, but the u.s. attorney's office would not take it to a judge. >> i would expect that if the police department can present a case with as much information as they did in this one, that the next time this happens, an arrest warrant would be issued. >> in a statement, u.s. attorney, ron said there was not sufficient probable c
to route 29 in centreville and here at 50 over to 123. north of the beltway in virginia, no issues on the inner loop from braddock to 66 right now. everything is moving well. moving to the beltway in maryland, we have a disabled vehicle to watch for. it is on the outer loop ramp from route 50. it is blocking the ramp there and here no problems. we are starting to see a delay from university over to georgia. moving our graphics. route 4, route 5, 301, a little volume starting to build out here but no incidents to report and finally if you are heading in to the district, no problems. suitland parkway and south capital street. everything is clear in to the district. >> at the top of the hour, a story that is new at 6:00 here on 9 news now. mystery over the taped beating of a university of maryland student. you have seen the video of the student attacked by police last month. the the university is calling for an inquiry in to a another recording that has a 90 minute gap. it was subpoenaed by the victim's attorney. four police officers are on suspension pending an investigation. >>> tod
million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
morning, virginia. heading eastbound, plus five minutes if you are making a trip between 50 and 123. that's congestion. 495 in virginia. finding lanes wide open and incident free from the wilson bridge to the american legion. over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we focus on campaign 2010 in maryland. and the free state's governor is going for a second term. today martin o'malley will make it official he is running for re-election. he will kick off his campaign this morning in baltimore. governor o'malley and lieutenant governor an anthony brown will visit largo, rockville and war dorff later in the day. >> reporter: polls show eave o'malley with a slight lead over ehrlich. >>> governor o'malley is telling state lawmakers they did a good job trying to lure grum drum to the free state, but the defense contractor is moving its headquarters to virginia instead. new this morning, official word from the company. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, andrea, both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman ever since last january when th
starting to spread to the east. here in washington, the immediate area, northern virginia lower hanging clouds. looks like it might rain. a sprinkle drop is the most you will see but basically our threat of storms over washington are pretty much done with. we may see redevelopment of storms as these storms that are over northwestern maryland, panhandle, this is in parts of pennsylvania to waynesboro to the east at 35 miles an hour and martinsburg, hagerstown, i- 81 seeing a thunderstorm there and extending showers in to west virginia. it is off of these storms that i think as they roll to the east through the evening hours we might have isolated chances. the same corridor and we have strong thunderstorms. no severe thunderstorm for the immediate area. looks great if you are heading to the game. i will will have the complete forecast in a few minutes [ bells tolling ] >> today we mark the third anniversary of the mass murders at virginia tech during a ceremony at the state capital, virginia governor read a proclamation honoring the 38 people who died and the small crowd that gathered wit
. angie, how's the traffic. >> we have one early-morning tieup out of fredericksburg, virginia and looks like it has cleared. this is 95 northbound at route 17. move over to route 395 an show you the commute in to dc. as we take you to 66 lanes are wide open out of gainesville to centreville and beyond and then we are seeing drivers at speed and no fog to deal with this morning, unlike yesterday on 270 out of frederick past 121 to the spur. 95 southbound. we are dealing with construction between 198 and powder mill. we know along the way you will lose part of the right lane and northbound we have construction on the same stretch but we are hearing the lanes are open. back to andrea. >>> a second prince georges county police officer has been suspended in connection with this beating of a university of maryland student captured on videotape last month. the department says its investigating two other officers in the incident. as gary reports it is expanding its investigation to include additional incidents of possible police abuse that same night. >> reporter: in a year's old unruly traditi
operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. watch for delays between university and 95. and finally, going to take metro tonight, watch for delays on the red line. also this weekend, a lot of delays expected on metro because so many things are happening and the nats and caps game. united in town. combine that with scheduled track maintenance. it will be a l
off-shore drilling until the cause of the disaster is found. but virginia's governor bob mcdonnell is pushing the administration to continue plans of exploratory drilling off the coast of virginia. he says you don't ground every plane after one crashes and we can't stop drilling for oil. virginia's democrats do not agree. >> this is not just some idle, you know, imaginative risk. this is real risk that virginia will be incurring. >> reporter: moran admittedly favors holding drilling in virginia. and vendors at a seafood market are ordering as much shrimp as they can. environmental protection agency launched a website to keep us all informed of the health environmental impacts of the big spill. you can get there by logging on to wusa9.com. just click on 9 news extras. >>> police are hoping you can help to find a missing 14-year- old. jose guevara was missing last night and they are worried about his age and status. >>> why the numbers don't add up between the public schools and the washington teachers union. slipped mastis was there when they brought their different versions
. >>> and new information tonight in the investigation into that deadly mine explosion in west virginia. records now show the energy upper big branch mine was sited twice for violating federal safety rules on monday. the day of the blast. we do not know if those citations came before or after the explosion. the associated press is also reporting tonight that the emergency air safety system at the mine was not working on monday and had been broken for three months. tonight, rescue crews are drilling holes and trying to vent some of the poisonous gas out of that mine. >> we just can't take any chances of the rescue teams going into an area that could in and of itself cause a problem or explosion. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole so we can measure the quality of air that is down in the mine. >> 25 miners died in monday's explosion. four others are still missing. >>> you heard it first at 7:00 last night and tonight, we are getting reaction to the governor's plan to bring back confederate history month. >> the first confederate battle flag. >> ed proudly displays the battle flag of the
virginia. rescue crews have finished drilling the first hole, but there is still no response from the four workers trapped under ground since monday's deadly mine explosion. katherine brown has the latest from west virginia. >> reporter: crews are making steady progress, drilling down into the west virginia mine where four men are still missing. >> they decided to put a third hole beside it, because that will give them more ability to extract, if you will, and vent. >> they are cutting through a thousand feet of earth to ventilate poisonous gases. >> if you are a miner under ground and heard the drill drilling, you knew people would be coming after you. >> monday's massive under ground explosion killed 25 miners and sent two to the hospital. four other men have not been located and the hope is that they made it to an airtight chamber stocked with food and water. the families are comforting one another as they wait for any word from under ground. some 15,000 west virginiaens work in the mines and live with the dangers every day. >> when a man goes under, he knows, you know, that that
in 30 minutes. on live doppler 9000 hd, i zoomed in to northern virginia toward loudoun county and the martinsburg area. some showers there are moving to the north. watch out. that is coming up route 15, frederick county in a while and we will all see rain showers move in the next two to three hours. temperatures start in the 40s and 50s going to only near 60 today. kris sneed has the traffic update. >> we will start in maryland on the beltway. checking out the outer loop from 95 to 270, no problems here. going to the realtime graphics and check out out, 4, 5 and 301 in brandywine. no issues to report. switch to inbound new york avenue. no issues from the times building to the third street tunnel. a clear commute. going back to the graphics, you can see construction should be cleared or in the clearing stages and no delays to worry about and 66 eastbound, live shot past 7100 to the beltway looking good. andrea? >>> good morning, andrea. the title of a hearing is called, i want to get this right, the washington metro system's safety, service and stability to examine the challeng
incidents or accidents. as we take you back to our real time map. the worst spot in virginia is definitely this long sea of red on 95 heading southbound, it's going to take close to two hours right now to get from 495 all the way to triangle. this is without any incidents out there either and finally, as i said earlier, cherry blossom festival in full swing, as you can see at 14th and independence. a lot of traffic. a lot of people walking the streets. be careful and my advice for today and the rest of the weekend, please take public transportation. guys, back to you. >> all right patranya. police say one woman and a teenage girl were attacked inside a metro station garage. investigators think the same man is behind the assaults at the largo town center station. they don't know why metro waited so long to tell the public. more on this story. deborah: >> the first rape police say happened on the fourth level of this garage. now, people we talked with say they are not happy about not being alerted. >> it is scary to know that a rape happened right here. it would have been nice to be told
. but overall so far so good. not causing problems. taking it over to virginia. 66 eastbound. we are doing great through manassas, centreville and beyond. beltway in virginia, happy to report the construction at telegraph is gone. and i can't recollect over to you. >>> earlier this year, northrop grumman announced plans to move to our region and now we know the world's fourth largest defense contractor is moving the corporate headquarters to northern virginia. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced it wanted to move to the washington area. the company made its decision. it will be moving its headquarters to one of two locations in northern virginia, it is either at a site out near dulles airport or right here in crystal city where, as we all know already has several defense contractors in the area and of course we can't forget it is practically next door to the pentagon. i want to share with you what the north rom grumman had to say a
. it was in back of the vehicle. >> all right, lindsey, thank you for that. west virginia's governor says family members of the men still missing after a mine explosion are holding on to a sliver of hope. but about an hour ago, officials announced the gas in the mine is too dangerous for rescuers to get back inside. this is all taking place in the tiny town of monte coal, west virginia. katherine brown has the latest. >> reporter: crews are making headway high above a west virginia mine where four men are still missing. they are drilling holes through a thousand feet of earth and rock. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole. >> rescuers can't go back in until the gas gets vented out. investigators believe a buildup of methane contributed to the huge explosion that killed 25 miners on monday. but this is still a rescue operation until the other four miners are located. >> everyone is holding on to the hope that their dad or that's their brother or that's their son. >> crews on the surface are trying to send a signal to the missing men who may have been able to make it to an airtight chambe
the southwest of virginia. until that moves out, we're not in the clear. we'll come back a little bit. we'll tell you when we will be in the clear and look ahead to the weekend. back to you. >> and also tonight in your only local news at 7:00, the security shut down. getting ready to deal with the nuclear summit that will virtually close down a part of our town. at it again, a man who is no stranger to the park police, they are wanted for the racist graffiti out near reagan international airport. >> reporter: i'm lindsey mastis. in fairfax county, police have arrested six men connected with a home invasion. >> these six men were arrested up in rockville. >> reporter: the men face drug charges there. police they that they wore masks during a late night car daze. they brandished guns, tied up victims, fleeing with cash, jewelry, credit cards. and will there mite be other cases very similar in nature. >> reporter: they say that the men committed the same crime at another home in centerville. she believes that victims have not come forward. >> they don't want to be associated, perhaps with th
. it shows him with a slight lead over bob ehrlich. >>> despite the rough economy, score one for virginia. a major defense contractor is moving its headquarters from california to the commonwealth. kristin fisher has more from arlington on northrop grumman's big move. >> reporter: both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced they wanted to move the headquarters from california to the washington area. yesterday the company announced it had made its decision. northrop grumman will be moving to one of two locations in northern virginia. either a site out at dulles airport or right here in crystal city, which is already home to several defense contractors and of course we can't forget that it is practically next door to the pentagon. here's what the ceo and president of northrop grumman had to say about the move on monday. he said -- northrop grumman is one of the largest defense and global security contractors in the world. they do everything from aerospace, electronics, information system and ship buildings and the biggest clie
eastern ohio in to west virginia. that's where we will be watching this afternoon. if you are traveling south, you have hit the warmth jackpot. in the 50s but in the 70s near 80 in rich monday and norfolk. we will talk about how it will impact us the rest of the afternoon and the rest of the week when i see you at 12:15. >> thank you. >>> the cleanup continues in mississippi after a string of tornadoes ravaged that state killing at least ten people on saturday 6700s of home and businesses in rural mississippi were destroyed. the devastation has taken an emotional toll on those affected. >> i kept crying this morning. my husband kept saying what's wrong? i had to go in to town and buy a few things and everybody was saying something to you. well, what else can you do? if everybody keeps mentioning it, you know, you are going to cry. >> reporter: after hitting mississippi the storms continued to alabama where two deaths are blamed on the weather there. >>> a local university is investigating an alleged sexual assault on campus. this happened over the weekend at george mason university our
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
, virginia, prosecutor will not press charges against a tennessee woman who put her adopted son on a flight back to russia. he says the fact the boy flew out of dulles airport does not give him jurisdiction. the mother returned him to a russian orphanage saying it failed to disclose his severe psychological problems. >>> a push to turn more health care over to nurses. that story is coming up. >>> and we are looking for better news from your department, how ward. >> we have dense fog in affect. we will let you know when we will get the better weather. it is coming. 9 news will return after this. >>> tuesday will not rank as a chamber of commerce days thanks to the gray skies, off and on rain and chilly temperatures. welcome back to 9 news now. hearn howard bernstein is here to. will the chamber of commerce be pleased with your forecast today. >> today, tomorrow and the first part of friday. >> you are messing up our weekend. >> a little cooler once again. don't plant the tinner stuff unless you are in the northern neck. we could have frosts for another week. we had the heat but it was weird.
is setting in between germantown road area to 370. virginia, virginia. we are keeping an eye on your roads, as well. 66 eastbound tracking the taillights. normal slow go 50 to 123. 395 northbound. total drive time about 15 minutes or so to get from duke to seminary. no incidents along the way and before that on 95 from 123 to lorton we are below speed. that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> new this morning, a fire sends two georgetown university workers to the hospital. the fire happened around 2:30 this morning on them second floor of the new north building. the two men injured suffered first-degree burns to their arms and legs. no word on what started the blaze. georgetown student newspaper the hoya reports there is some water damage. >>> you have just under 18 hours to get your taxes in to uncle sam. for everyone where last-minute questions, we have help for you this morning with a special tax tip thursday report we go live to jessica doyle. she's at the friendship heights post office in northwest washington. good morning. >> good morning. we are in the home stretch. 8:00 this morni
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
. the beltway in virginia between braddock road and 66. everything is moving well out there as we look at the realtime graphics or a live look at the interstate making the way from wilson bridge past 95 it is a clear commute. 270 southbound delayed germantown road to 370. next we want you to go to the maps and show you 50 westbound crossing the bay bridge to the beltway. double thumbs up. and finally a little volume building on inbound new york avenue between the times building and bladensburg road. no incidents or accidents at this time. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we get to a story that's just coming in to our information center. montgomery county police are investigating the suspicious death of a dc schoolteacher. the body of 42-year-old brian bets was found in his home on columbia boulevard in silver spring last night. a co-worker found him after he didn't show up for work. police have not said how he died. his body was take on the the medical examiner in baltimore for an autopsy. police are also looking for his suv, which is missing. dc's school chancellor rhee is und
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
across the world including virginia lieutenant governor bolling. he's stuck in italy the ash cloud is affecting the deployment of u.s. troops. many have been stucked at bwi for several days. some are getting hotel rooms and others are staying with friends and others are taking advantage of the uso lounge. >> instead of having to stay out in the concourses or walk the halls of the airport, we are here so they have a comfortable place to stay. they can stowe their bags. if they have enough time they can take a light rail in the harbor from here. >> reporter: some offering their homes for troops to stay in for free. >>> in the news now, u.s. and iraqi forces killed the top two members of allocate that in iraq. they were killed during a night time raid. on monday, vice president joe biden said the killings are potentially devastating blow 0 the terrorist network in iraq. the operation was carried out based on intelligence that iraqi security forces had gathered. >>> a senate committee subpoenaed the obama administration for information on last year's mass shooting at the ft. hood army
their stories about how she changed their lives for the better. >>> but to other news right now, virginia governor is stirring more controversy tonight. he decided to allow state police chaplains to once again invoke jesus when offering official prayers at public events, even if they include citizens of other religions. as peggy fox reports, critics say that move takes virginia backwards. ♪ [ music ] >> at public memorial services, military chaplains are required to give only nondenominational prayers. that's been the policy for virginia state police chaplains until the governor reversed the order yesterday. mcdonnel is pandering to his conservative base, while offending virginiaens. >> the virginia government is standing before you and telling you that jesus is the way to salvation and you're jewish or muslim, they are telling you, you're excluded. you are a sinner. you aren't like the rest of us. it's inappropriate for someone acting as an agent of the government. the supreme court has said so. >> the governor does not believe the state should tell chaplains of any faith how to pra
on the beltway in virginia. road crews are set up at 50. 395 where it meets 95. and 66. speaking of 66, i want to show you the drive is nice and quiet out of manassas continuing through centreville. we are seeing construction on 270. it is heading northbound between montgomery village avenue and clopper road. already a few morning drivers out there. 95 northbound. we have construction here at powder mill. drivers are losing three lanes because of it. it should be clearing in the next half hour or so. look at the outer loop. in maryland doing fine. the outer loop between river road and the spur is where you can expect to see road crews on the side of the road. and i can't recollect back to you. >>> it's business as usual on captiol hill. the republicans say no to a democratic proposal and the democrats say they will try again. the issue, president obama's push for financial reform. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: the third straight day republicans will try to pry open the door to financial reform. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: they blocked debate on the measure for a seco
power is working to restore electricity to 1758 customers in northern virginia. >>> the storms that struck overnight left a mess in its wake. our kristin fisher has more from northeast washington. >> reporter: high winds and heavy rain brought down several trees and power lines overnight around the d.c. area. one of the biggest downed trees that we found is right here on neil street in northeast d.c. just look at this thing. this thing came down yesterday evening, and it's absolutely huge. it fell on several town homes in northeast d.c. as you can see. you can even see that it's really uprooted the entire tree and caused quite the problem for this sidewalk here. a lot of the sidewalk is gone. if you look at the street, you see the giant chunks of concrete all over the street. now, i spoke with the owner of this town home right here this pink town home. her name is paula lee. she says she just got a new roof six months ago. now she has to get another one. she's just happy to be alive. >> i was in the tub getting ready to go to sleep. it was about 8:15. i heard this boom, and my
. >>> our time now 6:08. rescuers going back into a west virginia mine this morning, hoping to rescue four miners trapped since monday's explosion. in three minutes, the latest from the scene. >>> right now, weather and traffic. >> good morning. a fine start to the day. it's rather mild out there in maryland but late this afternoon, especially north and west of town we're going to have to watch for maybe strong thunderstorms. we'll get you going with a look at the day -- across maryland, a mild start. as we go through the noon hour, you can see temperatures rise, upper 70s, now low 80s in a few spots. even oakland, maryland, could be upper 60s. in the afternoon, watch out, we'll see a little lightning of thunder develop from west-to-east. 5:00, western maryland seeing some of that. moving potentially toward central maryland as well for the drive home. talk about the drive in, here's angie. >> out in silver spring, do watch out if you're traveling on 16th street approaching the circle, that is where we have a report of an accident. moving over to river road and goldsboro road, no issues her
in ohio with rain in to pennsylvania, west virginia. northern virginia and maryland. southern areas are still quiet. often live doppler hd, i want to show you the action to the west and northwest this morning across parts of the shenandoah valley. you can see it from bentonville and front royal across 66. as you get out of faulkier county between that and i-81. heavier rain to the north and east. seen it in loudoun county also, moving north of poolesville. that will get in to frederick county and the west side of 270. there you are seeing more moderate showers. as we go up north on 15 up through gettysburg heavier showers. on the weather computer, talk temperatures with you. low to mid-50s. south 57 in fredericksburg. we will see a day with more showers occasional thunder. highs mid-60s to low 70s on the south side of our suburbs. angie. >> thank you, howard. hey, everybody. a minute after the 5:00 hour. we are here to jump start your workweek and begin with a look at a realtime graphic. zoom in and look at 95 and the bw parkway. smooth sailing heading southbound toward 495. spookin
. >>> it is 8 after the hour, still to come the immediate impact the west virginia mine explosion is having on mines in virginia. >>> plus, officers beating a teenager in college park, maryland. it is caught on tape. what police are saying about what happened. >>> right now our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning. maryland fairly quiet. as we look at doppler hd. a couple of sprinkles in and around the cumberland area. however, we will show you what is happening with the forecast throughout the day. at 9:00 this morning we are looking at temperatures 40s and 50s. 40sin oakland. 50 everywhere else. then to the lunch hour, everybody will have a chance of showers. 50s to near 60 in southern maryland and in the 50s near 60 with showers off and on through the afternoon. 6:09. angie has a look at the maryland commute. >> the traffic is from our own howard bernstein. look at this live shot. he traveled this this morning. 109 and 385. apparently these drivers will have to share a lane because we have this manure in the road. not only are they sharing a lane they a
in the latest poll. >>> northrop grumman is moving corporate headquarters to virginia. it is not certain where in virginia but governor mcdonnell will come to arlington tomorrow to make the announcement. northrop grumman headquarters currently have 300 people. they provide aerospace, electronics information, shipbuilding and technical services. >>> both virginia and maryland are in the top ten rankings of states with mortgage fraud. maryland is sixth in the 2009 rankings while virginia is tenth. compared to last year, maryland is lower but just one spot and virginia rooked up to 24th in 2008. >>> in the news now, crews are racing to seal off an under water oil well that is spilling 42,000-gallons a day in to the gulf of mexico. the well began to leak after it exploded last week. repair crews are trying to use a remote control sub to reach the well head. it could reach the shore in as little as three days. >>> the brother of the late polish president says he will run in the election to replace his twin killed in a plane crash earlier this month. he says he will continue the mission of his broth
the students sold the materials for 3 to $15. >>> this is the third anniversary of the shooting at virginia tech. the governor rang a bell at the capital this morning to mark the solemn occasion. this -- it was on this date in 2007 that a gunman opened fire on a campus. 27 students and 5 professors died and two dozen others were injured. there will be a candle light vigil tonight in blacksburg. >>> the virginia tech alumni association is hosting a blood drive today. it is going to be at the virginia tech northern virginia center on haycock road on falls church. the drive runs from 3:00 this afternoon until 8:00 tonight. at sundown there will be a candle light vigil also held in front of the grad center. >>> sky 9 over the scene of a truck crash. a utility work truck on the drawbridge this morning. it pushed half of the tanker over the side of the bridge. neither driver was seriously injured and luckily the tanker was empty. the cause of the collision is unknown. officials have not said when that bridge will reopen. >>> now to a different kind of traffic trouble. it is ash caused by a volcan
to that deadly mine explosion in west virginia. crews have been ordered out of the coal mine because of dangerous gases. the crews were searching for four miners trapped after monday's deadly gas explosion. 25 people were killed. most of the bodies remain under ground. officials say the crews were just a thousand feet from the rescue chamber when they were ordered out of the mine. >> we know we've had trouble in this area before. it was the same area where rescuers were pulled out the night that this occurred. and again, we aren't saying that this is a setback, it's not something that they won't get back in. >> right now, workers are drilling another hole to increase clean air to circulate through that mine. our coverage of the mine explosion is continuing on our website, wusa9.com. >>> you can watch interviews with some of the victims families and you can learn more about the push for mine safety reform. president barack obama was in prague this morning for the historic signing of a nuclear arms treaty with russia. the president met with the russian president and the two signed a treaty to shr
of virginia beach as early as next year but now will they be forced to reconsider? bruce leshan is live with some answers. >> governor mcdonnell says no. he says you don't ground a plane -- every plane after one crashes and said we can't stop drilling for oil because of an accident. they will continue with the plan announced last month for exploratory drilling 50 miles off of the virginia coast where estimates suggest there may be enough oil to fuel the nation for a week and enough natural gas to heat the country for a month. the spill off louisiana is terrifying for those that depend on the sea for their livelihood. >> i wish i could be more optimistic but i don't see how it will be anything short of a catastrophe. >> it forced the obama administration to halt new drilling until it figures out what went terribly wrong and whether precaution and technologies will be required. >> we will make sure any leases going forward have those safeguards. >> i have never supported drilling a of virginia. >> jim moran, chair of the appropriatuations subcommittee on interior and the environment has f
'agata, cbs news, london. >>> federal investigators in west virginia to find out how 29 workers were killed in a coal mine. the investigators will be looking at the mine's safety record because the mine had more than 400 safety violations last year. industry experts admit that federal regulators to not have the power to shut down mines quickly. >> if you are not using that information about history of violation, if you are not using that to ensure that miners are not put at risk, it is too much. >> funerals of some of the men will begin over weekend. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is asking residents to join west virginia in a moment of silence at 3:30 this afternoon. >>> a teenager involved in a mass shooting is due in court today. he has been charged with killing jordan howe on march 22nd. eight days later, four people were killed in a drive-by shooting. his brother, another man and a juvenile have been charged in that shooting. orlando carter and sims have a hearing that is scheduled for thursday. >>> still to come on 9 news now, hundreds are homeless after a fire ripped through an apar
the week strong and look ahead to the weekend. derek. >> a northern virginia swim coach has been suspended from his job after being accused of sexually abusing one of his female swimmers. those accusations come from a missouri woman claiming her former coach sexually abused her when she was a teenage swimmer and now peggy fox reports that she game to manassas, even though the family prevented him from coaching again. >> i did not pay him to sexually molest my daughter. >> that's the voice of a kansas city mother whose now 21- year-old daughter filed a civil lawsuit against her former switch coach. 43-year-old robert. he is now employeed as a coach with the swimmers in manassas. >> he started sexually grooming her, befriending her, creating an atmosphere of, you know, all powerful, you need me. >> the suit also names u.s.a. swimming, swim clubs in missouri, and aaron dean, who is now the swimmers general manager. and was her supervisor in missouri. >> the mother of the plaintiff sent me this letter that her husband wrote two years ago. in it, he details the alleged misconduct of rob an
the midwest in to the ohio and tennessee valley. southern virginia in to north carolina. however, we will see off and on showers and keep temperatures on the cool side. we start 50. some 40s. it is 53 charlottesville and reston. we are 54 this morning and not a lot of movement. temperatures noon upper 50s. 61 for a high but occasional light rain and showers so grab the rain gear. >>> rain hasn't caused too many problems. a lot of construction on the beltway in virginia. losing a ramp receive detours are in place. going to the cameras, checking out 66 eastbound no problems centreville to 50. clear there. going back to the graphics we will switch over to 95 southbound. you are at 216 and 198 losing two lanes there. northbound at powder mill, you have construction to watch for. on the outer loop in maryland between 95 and 270 no issues here. on the wilson bridge on the outer loop you have two left lanes blocked. watch for construction there. andrea? >> today congress takes up safety issues aboard metro transit. at 10:00 this morning the house committee on oversight and reform will investigate me
the university area over to georgia. this is just volume. 495 in virginia. it appears everything is back to normal and back at speed despite an earlier accident at braddock road. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary looks like that delay is setting in. finally wrap up before that with 95. we are slow in two spots. the prince william parkway to lorton and again from the fairfax county parkway up to the mixing bowl. that's an extra ten minutes in the car right now and that delay is growing. back to you. >>> today both the private and public remembrance of dr. height. the civil rights legend died last week. kristin fisher is live in northwest washington with a look at what is happening today. kristin? >> that's right, andrea. dr. height's family, close friends and even dignitaries will be coming here for the private viewing and that's set to start at 9:00 this morning but yesterday it was the public's turn to pay their respects to dr. height. more than 1,000 people turned out on tuesday for the viewing here at the national council for negro women which height headed for four decades.
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
between the prince william parkway up to backlick. that is stop and go. the beltway in virginia, i'm giving it two thumbs up. making your way from 95 to 66. no incidents. hey, maryland, 270, what's up on this interstate? going southbound at speed father hurley to the split. and we have a metro alert to tell you about. the green light is single tracking it. as we take a look on-line at our weather computer. it is single tracking between the prince georges plaza and fort totten because of broken down equipment at west hyattsville. >>> at the top of the hour you will see the signs today, make it a no phone day in the car. it is an attempt to draw attention to distracted driving. we are calling it the great hang up. kristin fisher has more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. well, from our campaign, the great hang up to the national no phone day, both are aimed at doing the same thing and that is exactly what the sign says behind me. you will see it in just a minute. it is urging people to take the pledge too put down their cell phones while driving. you may not know it by driving
regarding a new contract when the union and dc public schools. >>> in virginia bob mcdonnell claimed april 16th virginia tech remembrance day. three years ago today a lone gunman killed 32 people and injured dozens more before taking his own life on the campus. a moment of silence was held on the campus this morning followed by the release of 32 balloons. thousands turned out for the 3.2-mile run in remembrance and a candle light vigil will be held later tonight. >>> one of the victims was leslie sherman, who had graduated from west springfield high school. today that school dedicated and named its track after leslie. peggy fox was there for the ceremony. >> in honor of all of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy, we'd like to do a moment of silence. >> reporter: april 16th is a day that virginia tech victims and families will never forget. >> no two ways about it. it is a tough day. always will be for us but events like this that add a little ray of sunshine. >> reporter: leslie is sherman was a 2005 graduate of west springfield high school. she was a model student and ran track. she
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
in missouri. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell say he is pleased with the one- day special session on wednesday. 90% of the amies made it through the house and senate including restrictions on abortion funding and hike in speeding fines. some big ones that didn't get through. cuts in funding for at-risk teens and cuts for public radio and television stations. >>> many maryland, ulysses curry is under investigation for the use of his campaign account. the maryland board of elections asked theostat prosecutor to see if the portion county democrat improperly used $53,000 for noncampaign use. curry is the chairman of the maryland budget and taxation committee. >>> it is time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here and says it is time to start saving money. >> that's right. if you head to the story for -- if you head to the store for appliances, today is the first day that they can take advantage of the cash for clunkiers alines program. district of columbia and virginia you are not far behind. the program hands out rebates toward the percentage of energy efficient appliances. maryl
>>> digging in. the last ditch effort to rescue four missing west virginia coal miners. >> i believe that families are relieved and knowing that this process is starting which the end will be near. >>> back in the swing. tiger woods doesn't miss a beat in his return to competitive golf. >>> and family reunion. two neighbors in canada find out they have a lot in common. >> would have a been exceptional, but across the road is something amazing. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 9th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 9th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning, rescue crews are making a last ditch mad dash into that west virginia coal mine to look for four trapped miners. they were buried by an explosion monday that killed 25 others. it terrell brown is in naoma, west virginia with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. a decision had to be made soon. time is running out to potentially save the lives of those four missing miners. and in the mid
there because she was there. >> dr. height was born in richmond, virginia on march 24th, 1912. after graduating from new york university with a master's degree in educational psychology, she found the ywca's center for racial justice in 1938. from 1947 until 1956 dr. height was elected the national president of delta sigma sorority and from 1947 to 1998 she served as the president of the national council of negro women. our coverage of the death of dr. dorothy height continues on our website wusa9.com, and of course we will have complete coverage on 9 news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> the district's water and sewer authority is telling residents in some areas not to drink water because of the higher than normal chlorine concentration. the areas affected are bounded by macarthur boulevard on the west, western and eastern avenues on the north, the amtrak railroad tracks on the east, and upshire street on the east side of rock creek and calvert street to observatory circle and w street on the west side of rock creek. >>> banking giant goldman sachs reports it earned $3.3 billion in the first thr
at the washington monument without their guns but at a national park in virginia participants had their guns locked and loaded. here's peggy fox with more. >> i'm sure a lot of our words today will be twisted and slanted. >> reporter: right at the start a speaker barbed the media even though there was more media than gun rights advocates who were making history to legally carrying guns in a national park. >> people exercising their second amendment right because if we don't, it will be taken woman. >> reporter: they rallied at graphically point next to national airport and across from the nation's capital little gun laws are far more strict than in virginia. even though it's legal to carry a fully loaded weapon, the organizers agreed to have the people stab their guns to their back unloaded. but the handguns were loaded. it's a sight that angered protesters. >> to do this on the anniversary of the oklahoma city bombings is disgraceful. >> the idea that they want to intimidate us. this is a man who encouraged people through bricks of windows. >> reporter: she's referring to mike vander bo who advoc
't get reports of a tornado. we were showing signs of rotation as it crossed from west virginia into washington county in maryland. this big hail core is headed towards fredrick right now, right on route 15and east, northeast at about 30, 40 miles per hour. we have severe thunderstorm and thunderstorm warnings that continue back in virginia and back to winchester and berryville. but that particular storm had shown supercell characteristics. individual thunderstorms that can take their own weather. and, again, just severe thunderstorm warnings right now until 7:00 for washington fredrick counties in maryland, northern part of louden until 7:00. let's go back to the weather computer and show you where we have the slight risks of severe weather from the storm prediction center and. i want to highlight that they have put there's a 5% chance of rotation showing up in the storms. and this is something i was concerned with last night, saying we had a chance of an isolated tornado. there's the watch box until 7 :00, mainly for fredrick, you are right under the gun. you will probably see
killed in a gas explosion in the west virginia mine. >>> a new bill in the u.s. senate would weaken dc's gun law. if approved the bill would make it easier for city residents to buy gun and ammunition and also do away with the city's registration and firearms storage mandate. the district banned handguns in the city for 32 years before a 2008 ruling overturned it. >>> one man is dead after what's being called a gun battle in a laurel apartment complex. investigators say the shooting started on conte road and ended up in an apartment on finchly lane. police are trying to piece together what happened. the victim's name has not yet been released. >>> a homeless virginia man told police someone set him on fire. police say david mould was sleeping under the fredericksburg bridge on saturday. he was unable to describe a suspect. he is hospitalized in critical condition. investigators are looking at the possibility that mould's own cigarettes caused the fire. >>> families in one prince william county neighborhood are on edge. that's because police say a man tried to abduct two brothers monday
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